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Graduate Certificate
Elementary Education K-8

Education Graduate certificates provide candidates with eligibility endorsements to an Alaska teaching certificate. All course work must be completed within a seven-year period immediately preceding the date the graduate certificate is granted. Graduate certificates are granted by the University of Alaska Southeast; UAS provides the institutional recommendation to the student to submit to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development for endorsement.

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Application Requirements

For application requirements please visit the School of Education website.

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours45
Foundational Courses9
EDS230Intro to Educational Technology3
ED320BPE in the K-8 Curriculum1
ED320EHealth in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS333The Learner and the Learning Process3
Select one from the following (1 credit):
EDS320AArt in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320CMusic in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320DDrama in the K-8 Curriculum1
Major Requirements36
ALST603Alaska Literature for Young People3
EDS615Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades3
EDS616Math Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS617Science Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS618Social Studies in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS619Classroom Management and Discipline3
EDS621ABCCurriculum Development3
ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS680Advanced Multicultural Education3
EDS688Student Teaching6
EDSES482Inclusive Classrooms for All Children3

Recommendation for certification will be granted upon successful completion of the above coursework.

Students are encouraged to complete the remaining coursework required for the M.A.T. degree during their initial years as classroom teachers. View more information on MAT Elementary.


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